White is obviously the most intriguing name up there, since it's safe to say no one thought the former White Stripe was a U2 fan (maybe he and the Edge bonded while shooting It Might Get Loud). White, recording as a solo artist, will tackle "Love Is Blindness," an interesting choice that shatters The Amp's dreams of hearing a garage rock rendition of "Mysterious Ways." Smith will handle "Until the End of the World," Depeche Mode has drafted "So Cruel," and Rice will perform "One," a song he and Bono busked together in the streets of Ireland a few years ago. According to Slicing Up Eyeballs, British shoegazers Glasvegas, a band that has drawn some faint U2 comparisons, are also on the tribute disc. Five artists down, seven to go.
No word yet when Q will release their Achtung covers album, but expect it to arrive when the $660 reissue itself comes out on Halloween.
- Depeche Mode